HiveIO Hive Fabric: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

For companies setting up a platform as a service (PaaS), virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) or another application that requires shared storage, Hive IO’s Hive Fabric offers simple management and low costs. However, it is not as feature-rich as some of the other software-defined storage (SDS) solutions available, and the company has not been around for very long.

Given SDS technology itself is relatively new, buying from a newer company might be a leap of faith. Still, the company’s menu of services is geared for simplicity — a valuable approach amid the complexity of SDS.

Product Description

HiveIO’s Hive Fabric is a complete software-defined infrastructure platform based on the Linux kernel and the KVM hypervisor. It was designed for use cases such as platform as a service, virtual desktops (VDI), virtual servers and shared storage. It runs on industry-standard x86 servers and aims to be simple to use, scalable and flexible, while offering fast performance at a low cost.

HiveIO’s flagship product is its Hive Fabric platform for datacenter virtualization, which includes SDS capabilities.

Type of product:

Software-only

Editions available:

N/A

License:

Proprietary

Key features:

  • fast performance
  • simple management
  • hassle-free deployment
  • cost savings
  • shared storage
  • orchestration

Target Industries

Banking and finance, MSPs, healthcare, manufacturing

Customers

Premier League, Nationstar Mortgage, Washington Trust Bank, University Hospitals of Leicester, Kingston University London, CDW, JPMorgan Chase, Tata, New York State, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force

Pricing

Pricing available upon request.

HiveIO Hive Fabric Features Chart

HiveIO Hive Fabric
Type of Product Software-only
Editions Available N/A
License Proprietary
Key features ● fast performance
● simple management
● hassle-free deployment
● cost savings
● shared storage
● orchestration
Target Industries Banking and finance, MSPs, healthcare, manufacturing
Pricing Available upon request
Cynthia Harvey
Cynthia Harvey is a freelance writer and editor based in the Detroit area. She has been covering the technology industry for more than fifteen years.

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